NABU and SAPO have completed an investigation into the abuse of office by a former Chairman of the Board of Ukragroleasing NJSC and his accomplice, the head of a private company. On Aug. 6, 2021, the case files were disclosed to the defense for review. The actions of the suspects fall under Part 2 Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On August 4, 2021, NABU and SAPO notified the Chairman of the Kharkiv Regional Council of suspicion of accepting a UAH 1.05 million bribe. The actions of the official fall under Part 4 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("Receipt of illegal benefit of gross amount by an official who occupies a responsible position, or by a group of persons upon their prior conspiracy, accompanied with requests of illegal benefit").
On Aug. 3, 2021, NABU detained Kyiv's Dniprovskyi District Court ex-judge, who has been wanted since 2016 and is suspected of taking a USD 150,000 bribe. The fugitive was found at Kyiv's Feofaniia Hospital and put under round-the-clock house arrest by the HACC already the next day.
On August 3, 2021, NABU and SAPO detained the director of one of the Kharkiv region state forestry enterprises and the head of a company under the director's control (his relative). They are charged with misappropriating wood worth over UAH 50 million. Both of them were detained under Art. 208 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and will soon be notified of suspicion.
The investigation of a judge of the Dnipropetrovsk District Court in Dnipropetrovsk region, who was exposed accepting a bribe, has been completed. On August 2, 2021, the defense was granted access to the case files. Upon being examined they will be referred to court.
On July 30, 2021, NABU, SAPO, and the SBU notified one of the ex-officials of Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company (part of Ukroboronprom) of suspicion of embezzling USD 1.93 million and EUR 553.24 thousand (a total of some UAH 30 million). The actions of the suspect fall under Part 5 Art. 191 ("misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post") of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The knowledge gained during the NABU Anti-Corruption School 2021 help to understand the importance of combating corruption for the successful development of the state, claimed 50 law students from all over Ukraine who joined the project. 15 of them are selected for internships at the National Bureau.
NABU has completed an investigation into the embezzlement of natural gas of state-owned Naftogaz of Ukraine NJSC worth more than UAH 729.8 million.
On July 28, 2021, NABU, SAPO, and SSU unit for counterintelligence protection of economy notified the State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine PJSC ex-Head of suspicion of misappropriating grain worth over UAH 14.7 million. The actions of the suspect fall under Part 5 Article 191 ("misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post") of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On July 27, 2021, NABU and SAPO notified three persons of suspicion of implementing a corruption scheme to seize 1.56 thousand tons of grain worth more than UAH 12 million. Their actions fall under Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
To improve the efficiency of pre-trial investigation the National Bureau implements criminal process innovations such as transforming paper-based criminal procedure into electronic format, using procedural interview methodic, and standardization of pre-trial investigation. The Criminal Investigation Standards efficiency was the subject of discussion at NABU that took place on July 22, 2021.